So you’re past the engagement photos, wedding planning and anniversary shots of just the two of you, and now you’re onto the Maui family portraits. That’s great! Congratulations. But be aware, the family photos can be tricky. When you have multiple people of all different ages in one photo shoot, it can be difficult to get those special shots you dream of hanging on your walls for years to come. Lucky for you, here at Trade Winds Photography you’ll find the best Maui family photographers around. We will make sure you have plenty of great shots to pick from; and you will love them all so much it will be hard to choose your favorites.
Once you’ve booked your shoot with Trade Winds Photography, take a look at the following tips so you’ll be ready for a successful family shoot and a super fun day…
Allow the kids to be kids: Don’t be too concerned with getting the kiddos to behave or pose just so. Sometimes the best shots happen when the kids are just being kids and the photographer is getting silly with them. Embrace the silliness, at least for a portion of the shoot; there will be plenty of time to do more formal, posed shots too if that’s what you have your mind set on.
Keep it light and fun: This one goes hand-in-hand with the above tip, but we think it’s so important that it’s worth breaking up into two tips. It never fails, the best photos always happen when everyone is having fun together and the photographer has the wherewithal to take stealthy, candid shots when you least expect. Don’t you worry, when you’re shooting with us here at Trade Winds you can bet your bottom dollar that we will get those perfect candid shots.
Coordinate outfits: While you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy for your family portraits, a common color scheme goes a long way. We would suggest light, crisp colors such as white, beige and pale blue for the beautiful Maui backdrops.
It isn’t all about the posing: If you focus too much on “posing” you often get stuck in your head and your photos will end up looking stiff and lifeless. We will always take a few posed shots and suggest some more fluid “posing,” but as stated above, candid shots are usually the winners.
Variety is the spice of life: The most important aspect of a family photo shoot is options. This is mostly our job as the photographer, but it’s important to go into your photo shoot knowing you’re going to be asked to do lots of different things in lots of different places and that the camera is going to be snapping away all the while. So always remember that this will ensure you end up with the perfect family photos.